Shropshire

08 Oct 2018
This year has seen a lot of great events and work take place here at the British Ironwork centre but one of our most successful was by far our 2nd annual Proms in the Park. This year we threw all of our energy into ensuring that Proms 2018 was a regional success. We invested heavily in a special dome stage which looked simply spectacular when lit up, and we secured the very best in regional...
 Professor Anna Sutton (UCS), Charles Darwin, Katie Morris (Morris & Co) and Jake Evans
04 Oct 2018
Creative young people in Shropshire can let their imaginations soar and come up with ideas of where they would travel with Charles Darwin in a newly launched competition. ‘Dear Darwin’ is the theme of the 2019 Shropshire Young Thinkers’ Competition organised by Morris & Company with University Centre Shrewsbury (UCS). Entrants aged seven to 16 are invited to write a letter to entice...
Clive Knowles, Chairman of the British Ironwork Centre & Chris Worman, Green Flag Judge
02 Oct 2018
The Daily Mail has recently reported that thousands of parks across the UK are falling into disrepair and left unattended to become unsafe no-go zones. 1 in 3 UK councils have sold off parks in the past year, meaning that many communities are left without the benefits of a greenery near their houses. Some say that this park crisis poses the biggest threat to British parks and public greens since...
01 Oct 2018
Visitors to this year’s Shrewsbury Folk Festival have helped to raise a record amount for its long-term charity partner. Hope House, which supports children with life limiting illnesses and their families, received more than £7,000 from this year’s four-day event, including a donation of more than £2,000 from festival organisers. The money will be used to fund music therapy sessions at the...
28 Sep 2018
It was a double bill for a Shropshire finance company as budding artist Ellie Perks was presented with a miniature duck that she designed for Telford’s Let’s Go Quackers art trail. Ellie’s design was chosen out of 700 entrants and turned into a giant creation which was on display with nine other colourful ducks in Ironbridge and Southwater. The duck then found its way into the office of...
24 Sep 2018
A new teaching resource to help educators explore themes of diversity and inclusion through dance has been unveiled by Shrewsbury Folk Festival. The 21-minute step-by-step guide on how to structure and deliver a workshop for primary school children has been published on the festival’s website for teachers to watch. The film, produced by Wem based Media Active, is one of the final outcomes of the...
Bath Tub Bike
23 Sep 2018
Have you ever been told to take a bath?? Well 54 year old father of 4, from Warwick, Stuart Kettell (aka @themadfool) may have taken that a bit literally as he attemts to take his bath over 1000 miles from John O'groats to Land's End! On Sunday 16th September,  Stuart set off on his gruelling challenge to cycle his bath tub - bike along the famous JOG LE run. Why you may ask yourself- well Stuart...
17 Sep 2018
Residents at a Shropshire care home are on the path to a more active lifestyle, thanks to a £5,000 grant. Briarfields in Raby Crescent, Shrewsbury, has revamped its outdoor environment with activities such as a bug hotel, hopscotch, basketball hoops, a wildflower garden and light and sound arch as well as installing a ‘man cave’ in the grounds to entice people to the great outdoors. The work has...
17 Sep 2018
The British Hill Climb Championship goes down to the wire at Loton Park, near Shrewsbury this coming weekend, as all is still to play for. Reigning champion Trevor Willis of Worcester has lead the table all year but two emphatic wins for second placed driver Will Hall at Doune in Scotland over the weekend sees him with a realistic chance of snatching the title at Loton Park’s season finale event...
13 Sep 2018
Rybrook lining up for Loton Park … Getting ready for the show, staff of Rybrook BMW and MINI at Shrewsbury who are the main sponsors of the big season ‘Finale’ event of the MSA (Motor Sports Association) British Hill Climb Championship being staged at Loton Park, near Shrewsbury over next weekend of 22nd/23rd Sept. Around 150 of the top cars and drivers from across the UK will be competing for...
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